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Ariock
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24/04/2010 10:09 pm  

I will echo Robert Ansell’s opinion that we are in a golden age of esoteric publishing. Of course Fulgur has long held down the fort, even through the “tin age”, and we are seeing great offerings coming from them this year. Starfire Publishing has a packed schedule of intriguing titles as well. We have also seen Scarlet Imprint move up with the front of the pack with offerings of exciting content and exquisite craftsmanship. Xoanon, Three Hands, Ixaxaar and others have made waves in the pond lately. The internet and ecommerce has made this possible and has also allowed sufficient interest to be generated to allow Seattle’s Esoteric Book Conference and Craig’s Diabolical Discourse to bring a more traditional forum for these authors and publishers.

In my review of last year’s EBC, one of the stand-out sessions was that of Peter Grey and Alkistis from Scarlet Imprint. Peter started their presentation by saying “We are not here to talk about dead magicians”. Provocative, yes, but not a knock at those who came before, but more of a call to arms for those here now. He literally called for a revival of “passion, intelligence and imagination”. At the same conference, Thomas Karlsson shared an idea in the same vein when stating “Magick is a life-path that requires creative action and practice”.

It is the responsibility of the student to carry the teachings of the master while making their own explorations and discoveries. The current is not a pole, it is a tree with many branches and each branch can bear fruit. At risk of drawing this association out too far, I think many of us are on LAShTAL because we see Crowley as the root. I know some folks shxt a brick when Starfire organized a conference called “Thelema Beyond Crowley”, and we can see many threads on this site dissolve into inanity because people are speaking of things that seem to offend others’ sense of “orthodoxy”. Crowley had many teachers (from this world and others) and absorbed their work into his. He would take from them that which worked for him. He was constantly experimenting, so what “worked for him” could sometimes change. He would open and close doors as needed. I don’t see why there is such a push back by people when they see new idea or a different path. I personally am excited to see where people develop work and bring new ideas and perspectives. I feel it also helps in understanding of the source material or concepts. I imagine this may get me burned at the stake, but Kenneth Grant helped me understand some of Crowley. Michael Staley help me understand some of Grant. I read Bertiaux 15 years ago and couldn’t give a crap. David Beth opened my eyes to very exciting concepts that I missed in the Voudon Gnosis. Grant Morrison has done more to “spread the word” than almost anybody, it’s just that his victims don’t yet know they've been infected.

Any ideas out there about the “new generation” and how they relate to your understanding of Crowley or Thelema? Comments on favorite new publishers, writers or books? Any upcoming releases that you are most excited about?


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24/04/2010 10:36 pm  

I certainly feel that Erwin Hessles brand of atheistic Thelema is both novel and significant enough to be considered a branch of Thelema in it's own right. And potentially there's a huge audience already prepped and ready for it in the UK by people like Richard Dawkins. Erwins idea's have definately influenced my own understanding of Thelema over the years.


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25/04/2010 4:30 am  

As you ask for favorite new authors and books, I'm reminded of Enochian Initiation by Frater W.I.T., which is a studious record of some benefits gained by Enochian invocation. I think he's one of the few "yanks" to honestly and clearly record and present his practical work.

If anyone else has run across it, I'd love to hear what you think.

I notice just today that he has also issued "Advanced Enochian Magick". I haven't seen it, but there it is. I did communicate with him, and he struck me as an earnest and honest aspirant, with an unusually clear mind (given the flightiness of some "occultists"), and so I think it bears mention, as a credit to the efficacy of the methods.

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25/04/2010 5:18 am  

Talking of Scarlet Imprint - I just got home 30 minutes ago from their USA launch of their new title DATURA.

I love Peter and Alkistis' work. I ordered the fine velum bound edition of the work and am eagerly awaiting its arrival.

The evening was a great deal of fun, with readings by 4 of the poets included in the anthology.

I have also just ordered the fine edition of their forthcoming new work XVI.

Hadean Press's offerings are well worth a read also, their Equinox - the British Journal of Thelema is very good. I also just ordered their new work The Book of Paramazda.

IXAXAAR also do excellent work. I recently completed collecting Koetting's triology and found his writing frank and insightful - some of the best practical works on magick I have read in a while. I am also waiting for their new release Queen Of Hell to arrive at the end of the month.

Starfire is always excellent - cant wait for Michael to release his Best Of Starfire. Im still waiting for my copy of The Revival Of Magick - I assume delivery to the states is delayed thanks to Icelandic vulcanism.

Opuscula Magica v1 is on its way from 3 Hands also.

Im toying with the idea of buying Hale's Legion 49 from Fulgar. I enjoyed their ABRAXAS journal. Havent heard much about Hale's Legion 49. Did anyone read it? Any good?


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25/04/2010 5:44 am  

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

@Azwyth:
I have both of Frater W.I.T's books. The 'Enochian Initiation' one is rather good, and I always find myself inspired by reading magickal records, especially related to a particular series of workings. And use it to remind myself the importance of ensuring I write in my own daily. I have also made use of the particular methodology he presented in the book and found it rather effectual. But that could be a result of the group of people I was working with, or the technique in itself. I haven't properly read 'Advanced Enochian Magick', although not sure why. Seems okay, but maybe I am rebelling against the paper stock and typeface. I should sit down and go through it in the near future.

@serpentarius:
I have two copies (standard and deluxe. For various reasons) of Legion 49 by Barry Hale. Well worth buying a copy. Content wise I recommend it, although I personally have a few minor issues with the typesetting, but that isn't the fault of Barry, but oversights in the publishing process (mostly footnotes on the wrong pages).

If you are a seriously practicing goetic magician, you may not gain a huge amount of from it, but that asside it is well laid out, good amount of history and some practical explainations of a few things suited to goetia. And the artwork presented inside is outstanding.

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25/04/2010 8:56 am  

There is a lot of very interesting work appearing in the esoteric space...to be honest, I'm struggling to keep up - in terms of cost!


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25/04/2010 4:20 pm  

The problem with ´talismanic´books these days, as with so many things in our culture is, that it seems to become inflatious. It is rather cheap and easy to print books these days and as ´talismanic´has become sexy, labeling it thus has become a sure way of selling them (the content often becomes secondary).
Guenon has referred to these times as being under the reign of quantity and I think this is reflected in many if not most areas, including subcultures and alternative ways. There are many good books coming out these days, talismanic and not, but at the same time, often the package is a balloon hoping you won´t approach it with a needle 🙂


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27/04/2010 5:15 pm  

I am also looking forward to the fine edition of XVI. I picked up the Heretic Edition of Diabolical and it is incredible. For Austin Osman Spare fans, there is Dearest Vera and the Journey of the Soul through Death to Rebirth from Fulgur, and Two Grimoires from Starfire. I am quite excited to see the revised edition of Voudon Gnosis, both in terms of the content from David and craftsmanship from Fulgur.

I agree with David in that there has been a lot of crap coming out as well. I think people saw Scarlet Imprint's quick rise, and the large aftermarket value of their out of print works (copies of VG regularly sell for $150-250 on ebay), and feel that there is a mini goldmine to be plundered. I think that speculation on aftermarket value is the driver for purchase and as such the sales pitch or auction listing is of high value to the seller than the content of the book. Rather than content being secondary, it is a non-factor because you can't re-list the book as "mint" if it has been read.


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27/04/2010 6:44 pm  

I wonder what sort of books David was referring to.


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27/04/2010 10:11 pm  

Ariock,

Also looking forward to XVI and the new edition of Voudon Gnosis. I personally really like the productions from Scarlet Imprint. I've gotten Voudon gnosis, The True Grimoire, and Diabolical so far. I'm really looking forward to J.S.K.'s second volume of "The Encyclopedia Goetica" series. There are also some exciting titles on the horizon from Three Hands Press. Can you give some more information regarding the two Grimoire's from Starfire?

In the Night of Pan,


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27/04/2010 11:16 pm  

Perhaps I can offer some context on this thread from my perspective?

Nearly 20 years ago, when Gavin and I started Fulgur, selling talismanic books was hard work, because very few people beyond Crowley bibliophiles understood the idea. Back then, in the publishing ‘tin age’ as Ariock puts it, cool books were cheaply made and had an illicit underground quality about them. We struggled on regardless, forging a (rather radical) post-Crowley path employing fine typography and high quality materials as a means for evoking magical transitivity.

However, by the time we published Zos Speaks! in 1999 people suddenly seemed to understand the idea, and with the direct sales/limited edition business model now firmly proven, the birth of e-commerce lit the fuse. Since then we have seen an explosion of imprints producing limited edition 'talismanic' books. The work of Xoanon, Starfire, Ixaxaar and Waning Moon are some of my ‘golden age’ favourites, though there are many more. Scarlet Imprint is the most recent, and the most openly commercial.

And here we arrive at David’s point, because these days labelling a book ‘talismanic’ is a proven sales methodology. It is therefore vulnerable to exploitation, with books given the ‘talismanic’ treatment that have no true magical essence, and the basis of their creation being a matter of marketing alone. There is something deeply cynical about it, and I must say, it saddens me greatly…

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27/04/2010 11:19 pm  

N.O.X.

I feel Scarlet Imprint stays consistent with the quality of content and gets better with every release in terms of the material quality of their books. Peter and Alkistis are very serious and very passionate and I believe this shows in what they choose to release and what that product looks, feels, smells like.

As far as Starfire's A.O. Spare grimoires; the 1st is titled The Focus of Life & the Papyrus of Amen-AOS from 1905-6 and the 2nd is The Arcana of AOS & the Consciousness of Kia-Ra form 1906. They will have paintings and drawings reproduced, as one would expect, as well as analytical essays. I believe there is a catalogue link here on LAShTAL that has a detailed description (if not, email Starfire and they would be happy to send one). I'm sure that there will be announcements here as the publication date finalizes, as well as the Starfire Publishing Face-book fan page. There will more than likely be an official Starfire page up by then, which I'm sure many here will be happy to see (for different reasons).


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27/04/2010 11:20 pm  
"N.O.X" wrote:
Can you give some more information regarding the two Grimoire's from Starfire?

There's not much more I can add to the Starfire catalogue write-up on this. There are two notebooks by Spare, one 1905-06, the other 1906. They are each a series of gorgeous pen, ink and watercolour drawings, and appear to be unfinished dummies for books which never went further. The drawings range from full-page (in one case a double-page spread) to a mofif. Most pages are ruled in some way, and no doubt there would - had the finished books materialised - have been epithets accompanying the drawings, as in Earth: Inferno.

Both notebooks will be published together, with essays each dealing with various aspects of the notebooks.

Best wishes,

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27/04/2010 11:32 pm  

Thanks for the information Ariock and Michael! Very much appriciated! I'm still eagerly awaiting "The Magical Revival" to arrive the mail (along with 3 other books I've ordered). Next time I'll be ordering directly from you, Michael. Have you decided on the next Trilogies publication? I like you sequential idea, Michael....but I sure was looking forward to BTMZ (which I though was going to be the next one). I'm just glad they are being re-published by you, Michael.....your editions seem to be produced to much higher standards of quality than the Skoob editions! Keep up the Great Work!


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27/04/2010 11:54 pm  

Dear Ariock,

It’s an honour that you mention my humble efforts alongside such esteemed company, and one that I feel hardly worthy of. I do, however, very much appreciate your sentiments.

I personally love my books, as no doubt do most folk here, and have been incredibly pleased with both the content and quality of all the books I have received through Starfire, Scarlet Imprint, and Fulgur. The intrinsic connection these three publishers have to the material they publish is evident in the product; fantastically well written, edited, and presented books, in my opinion.

I am, personally, selective in the choice of books I procure. My books are for reading, and no matter how attractive, 'talismanic', or valuable they may be, if I‘m not interested in the subject matter, I won‘t buy them. I am, of course, careful with those I do have, though have no interest in their aftermarket value, or in selling them. That’s for my son to do when I’m long gone if he so wishes, though, as he knows well, if he does I’ll be back to haunt him for all eternity!

I’m personally very much looking forward to the deluxe ‘Magical Revival’, a little treat to myself, and the only ’deluxe’ I’ve ever bought. The standard edition is beautifully produced, so if that’s anything to go off, I can’t wait.

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27/04/2010 11:56 pm  
"michaelclarke18" wrote:
I wonder what sort of books David was referring to.

Just hop over to eBay and do some searches. You can often find examples there. I don't want to be disrespectful, however if you have never heard of the author, the publisher, the "magick order" they represent... there may be a reason. The listings often talk more about how the work is "limited edition" and "sold out" rather than who wrote it. There are many riding the coattails, because as David says its "sexy", which means they can make a solid buck. They then throw a list of keywords into the search of authors, publishers and orders you HAVE heard of to increase the hits and draw a positive association.

I am not suggesting your don't take a chance on new things, but beware a high price-tag from those cashing in on a trend. The reason Fulgur has lasted as long as they have has had little to do with luck. It is from consistent quality and attention to detail. Fulgur's process is as magical and creative as the content. They make more than "a book".


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29/04/2010 8:02 am  

I agree, Ariock, about Fulgur making more than "a book". They produced my 1st ed. "Qutub" by Andrew Chumbley for Xanoan which is in every sense of the word a Magickal Book, not a book on Magick! (This book and K.G.'s Convolvulus finally arrived today, damn that volcano!)

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30/04/2010 7:26 pm  

I got my convolvulus today too. it sure is pretty! Images and oracles by fulgur is sure nice too. I got their paperback version.
The spare drawings are exquisite. Fulgur and starfire are at the helm of new magic books in my opinion. I haven't gotten any scarlet imprint yet. Who are there most famous or appreciated writers? What is the best book by them if one likes Grant and Crowley and Bertiaux? Is Chumbley more about witchery than magic or sorcery?


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30/04/2010 8:07 pm  

Recently read a good one by Scarlet Imprint, "Howlings" it was done by various authors and it was quite good, I also have "Devoted" by various authors by them and I'm sure it's of the same quality, though haven't read it yet, I'm happy that I'm having them both, Also by Scarlet Imprint "The Red Goddes" by Peter Grey might be of value to some people who are interested in the devotion of Babalon, as Peter Grey is a devotioner of Her, and there's not much known in our ages about the relationship a devotioner can have with Her.


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30/04/2010 8:37 pm  
"bazelek" wrote:
these days labelling a book ‘talismanic’ is a proven sales methodology. It is therefore vulnerable to exploitation, with books given the ‘talismanic’ treatment that have no true magical essence, and the basis of their creation being a matter of marketing alone.

So, if I understand you correctly, what confers this "true magical essence" on to a book is initiatic content...?


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30/04/2010 10:39 pm  

So, if I understand you correctly, what confers this "true magical essence" on to a book is initiatic content...?

Although you addressed this to Bazelek, I would add that the "true magical essence" is found in that space where the

initiatic content

meets with the initiatory potential within the reader. Otherwise, such content may end up being a case of "pearls before swine."

On the other hand, the "initiatory potential" of the reader may turn "lead into gold" and call forth what it needs from unlikely sources.


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01/05/2010 1:15 am  

christibrany,

Convolvulus is pretty great, huh? Why I waited so long on getting it is beyond me. Chumbley's Work's definitely are magickal and sorcerous, and there is a bit of the Sabbatic Craft in there, obviously, as was Magister of the Cultus Sabbatai. I highly recommend his Works. There is much a Thelemite Magickian can gain from these Works. I know I have and will continue to learn from this man's Works, even if I did start my occult carreer along the Sabbatic lines of Spare and Gardner over nine years ago, I certainly am a Thelemite (obviously with a Typhonian bent) today.

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01/05/2010 5:24 am  

Ariock:

Firstly, I was not familiar with Ixaxaar or Three Hands so thank you for that mention.

I am not entirely sure that most Lashtalians are here because we see Crowley as the root but I am sure it is true for some. I might only echo the rest of your sentiments, being very much much in agreement. For me, the Way of the Iris consists of many paths: "Let it be professed, it's our Work to build on our predecessors," or so was once said in an opem and who is capable of that is the next question. Generally speaking, it seems to me that Earthing your magick in Malkuth, to make a point of Qabalistic reference is of the utmost importance, that is, experiencing and seeing its manifestation and that embracing creativity is an excellent means to do just that. I have a profound respect for the dead magicians such as Crowley whom I will likely never fail to take inspiration from but also for the idea of a living vs. a dead religion or philosophy. To me, the Heart of what defines this is in the constant resurrection of it.

I really do appreciate your sentiments and especially "Grant Morrison has done more to “spread the word” than almost anybody, it’s just that his victims don’t yet know they've been infected. " Plantin' seeds, plantin' seeds...

Scarlet Imprint has resurrected the art of book making, as the number of people referencing them has clearly shown. I have three titles: The Red Goddess, Voudon Gnosisand Diabolical, having just missed the cut-off for contributing to Datura, poetry being a forte. A wonderful side-effect of these publications is the tremendous opportunity it lends to those who are submitting and from where we stand now, it looks like there's no shortage of intelligent, well-written, experienced occultists ready to show their pearls to both the jeweler and the swine alike. As someone said in another thread, something to the tune of "Ah, the days of the internet, where secret orders are a google search away and hidden masters post their profiles on facebook." Perhaps! It's nice to see some written Work elaborated on outside of internet forums, authors springing up from the woodwork. I'm equally excited both for the Nu and the Old.

I look forward to online publications as well, like the Horus Ma'at Lodge's quarterly Silver Star but being the punks they are it's usually late. 😆 I also very much enjoy things in digital formats, such as Occult of Personality's pod casts.

Orryelle Defestrate Bascule's SilkMilk Spool #4 I had a hand in and ate up, as well when it was received. Highly, highly recommended. It's bound with the quality of a thick graphic novel containing words, artwork and its own CD of video and music which is all insane, psychedelic, mystical, magickal and stuffed full of juju.

http://www.crossroads.wild.net.au/silkmilk.ht m"> http://www.crossroads.wild.net.au/silkmilk.htm

Paul Weston's Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus I haven't quite dented yet, in working through Dion Fortune's The Mystical Qabalah but of what I have read and based on descriptions of why I ordered it, this one definitely relates to my understanding of Crowley by synthesizing it with the creative on Weston's part and the chaotic mish-mash myriad of the other subjects that venturing into portions of a Crowley connected Universe brings.

Iris E.

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01/05/2010 6:55 am  

I think that Scarlet Imprint recently with "Datura", Fulgur with "Dearest Vera", Ixaxaar with "Queen of Hell", Three Hands Press with their "Opuscula Magica" relating to the works of Andrew Chumbley are providing the occult interest' reader with wonderfull services, they also did that in the past, ofcourse also Starfire comes up with interesting and nice printed publications no doubt about that!


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01/05/2010 8:20 am  

Ah yes, Ixaxaar's "Queen of Hell", I had forgotten about that one. I must pick that up for sure!

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01/05/2010 4:42 pm  

TAI:

Hmm, it perhaps depends on how we define 'initiatic', but maybe we could say initiatic content is often an attribute of an object with true magical essence?

IRIS:

We are shortly announcing Orryelle's new title Coagula (aka the Gold book) which is the second in his Tela Quadrivium series. Building on the philosophical innovations concerning the structure of the book in Conjunctio, this time we are pushing the technical boundaries, as we are printing Coagula in gold and black ink. It resembles an illuminated manuscript from the middle ages!

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10/05/2010 3:25 pm  

Also more than interesting (upcoming) books are ofcourse "Magick Without Tears", "776 1/2", "The Golden Rose" by Aleister Crowley and ofcourse the long awaited "Unabridged and Unexpurgated Confessions of Aleister Crowley". . . . Sorry to have again posted that here, but I was thinking it might standing more beautiful here than on the other thread. . . .


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10/05/2010 7:00 pm  
"bazelek" wrote:
TAI:

Hmm, it perhaps depends on how we define 'initiatic', but maybe we could say initiatic content is often an attribute of an object with true magical essence?

Robert, Kyle,
Somehow I feel both of you have dodged the bullet on my question!


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10/05/2010 8:34 pm  
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Robert, Kyle,
Somehow I feel both of you have dodged the bullet on my question!

Apologies, let me put my point another way: would you, for example, say that the 1992 Weiser edition of The Book of Thoth exudes true magical essence?

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10/05/2010 8:41 pm  

. . . So, at the end of the month, the release of "Queen of Hell" by Ixaxaar. . .


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10/05/2010 10:29 pm  
"bazelek" wrote:
Apologies, let me put my point another way: would you, for example, say that the 1992 Weiser edition of The Book of Thoth exudes true magical essence?

bazelek

The adjective "initiatic" can be read in several ways - content written by an initiate or content that initiates the reader. I am interested in the criteria for the latter definition. So in that sense I would have to say, no, the Book of Thoth does not fulfill my criteria of initiatic content. It’s full of insightful observations, and expresses some of the most far-reaching aspects of Crowley’s thinking, but he stated himself the “perusal [of the Book of Thoth] may be omitted with advantage” – i.e. one should instead meditate on the Atus and let the visual imagery directly speak to oneself.

Not to mention the awful cover design!


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11/05/2010 12:20 am  
"tai" wrote:
The adjective "initiatic" can be read in several ways - content written by an initiate or content that initiates the reader. I am interested in the criteria for the latter definition.

Well, printed books have been regarded as the instruments of personal change for more than 500 years. And we might therefore say their history is one of 'content that initiates.' From memory, John Carter's Printing and the Mind of Man might be an excellent source to look for some of the criteria relevant to your latter definition.

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11/05/2010 1:34 am  

The adjective "initiatic" can be read in several ways - content written by an initiate or content that initiates the reader. I am interested in the criteria for the latter definition.

One might say that all books have the potential to initiate the reader if in essence, they are ready for that particular initiation or in turn, that the book's ability to do so could be lost on those who are not. One might also say that defining what constitutes initiation could be a musing prone to subjectivity and perhaps one better suited to another thread altogether but that would be venturing slightly off topic, wouldn't it?

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11/05/2010 6:37 am  

There's plenty of good stuff going on. The issue is how to put the information to good use. While they're most likely all good, these titles are all over the board with regards to content, so after having collected a few I've decided to stick to what I can really use at the present moment, or what I know I'll have a very high likelihood of using soon.


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11/05/2010 1:35 pm  

Tai wrote “perusal [of the Book of Thoth] may be omitted with advantage”

I think you'll find the above quote refers to the acompanying booklet and not the actual book of Thoth old boy.
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11/05/2010 5:44 pm  
"Ariock" wrote:
Any upcoming releases that you are most excited about?

Nope - not a single one. All I see is C-, D- and sometime E-listers writing about A-listers, or re-cycling aspects of their writings - in the worst cases simply taking selected snippets of their jargon out for a spin.

You can stitch that in as many fine bindings as you like, but it'll never make a great magickal book.

I have an immense nostalgia for the olden days of golfball-typed samizdat photocopies of photocopies of photocopies of magical texts, stapled at the left upper corner. They never pretended (how could they?) to be anything other than they were; though in inspiration they frequently proved to be so much greater than the sum of their parts.

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15/05/2010 11:00 pm  

"Three Macabre Stories" by Rosaleen Norton might be another one great to purchase. . .


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16/05/2010 2:51 am  

Magical essence would be the relationship between the reader and the object, in this case being a book, in that dynamic process the forms the words take on the page as much as the packaging and tactility of the object become the aforementioned essence (Not discounting scent). Firmly thou the magic is in the relationship formed by the reader to the object and not by either alone. This interaction in consciousness spurred by a multifaceted dialogue with the object creates the magic as such physicality becomes formed in the light of the conscious mind and mixed into the forming narrative of ideation upon word and the internal plural panorama of sense replication forged in the theatre of imaginal creations. It is neither this nor that that has any essence of its own volition, but the union of reader and book which contains if well received a magical essence. The union of subject and object in an ever changing flow of information as it informs reiterates and verily creates the reader in the moment they find themselves reading. Such Spells and grammar weave their own song of songs.


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22/05/2010 10:15 pm  

Has anyone read the book paramazda? Not alot of information about it out there. I would like to know more about it.

Thanks


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alysa
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22/05/2010 10:50 pm  

"Books of Daily Thoughts and Prayers" by Swami Paramanda? Never heard of it before, might be of interest, though. . . .


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 Anonymous
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22/05/2010 11:07 pm  

Sorry I should've put up the link. "a book which in the last millennium might have been described as a ‘Liber’ in ‘Class A & B’."
http://www.hadeanpress.com/our-titles/the-book-of-paramazda/

Ps: Swami Paramanda does look intresting.


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23/05/2010 1:51 am  
"veneficus" wrote:
Has anyone read the book paramazda? Not alot of information about it out there. I would like to know more about it.

Thanks

I dont beleive its been released yet. I reserved a copy - no word as yet as to its release.


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25/05/2010 2:04 am  
"RemeaviThantos" wrote:
Tai wrote “perusal [of the Book of Thoth] may be omitted with advantage”

I think you'll find the above quote refers to the acompanying booklet and not the actual book of Thoth old boy.
Kind regards,
RTh

The accompanying booklet was AC's reference to the Book of Thoth in its early abbreviated form, no?


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06/09/2010 6:49 pm  

Exciting things happening with Fulgur regarding releases with Dearest Vera, Voudon Gnosis, Vudu Cartography all coming in quick secession. All three sold out of their deluxe editions, the latter two before they were printed (Voudon Gnosis deluxe announcement was posted at www.fulgur.co.uk and sold out in 24 hours!!!). Dearest Vera looks fantastic if you have not had the chance to see it yet. Great work Robert and company!


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christibrany
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06/09/2010 11:02 pm  

Makes me wonder what happened to Bertiaux's "Ontological Graffitti" that was supposed to be out by now I think.
Just cuz in the back flap of "Cosmic Meditation" I just got and am reading it says "Forthcoming Titles" (this was in 2007):
"Lucky Hoodoo"
and
"Ontological Graffitti"


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07/09/2010 12:33 pm  
"christibrany" wrote:
Makes me wonder what happened to Bertiaux's "Ontological Graffitti" that was supposed to be out by now I think.
Just cuz in the back flap of "Cosmic Meditation" I just got and am reading it says "Forthcoming Titles" (this was in 2007):
"Lucky Hoodoo"
and
"Ontological Graffitti"

I decided you guys were not yet ready for the corruptive meontological power of true Zothyrian manifestation... 😯

Er, ok... 2011 for OG, but sadly Weiser vetoed a seperate publication of LH.

bazelek


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christibrany
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07/09/2010 4:00 pm  

lol bazelek.
such big words! meontological!
I have to look that up!
thanks for the update!
if a bit sad about Lucky Who Do?


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Ariock
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07/09/2010 4:07 pm  

The best definition I have found for "Meontological" comes from the Concise Zothyrian Dictionary 5th Ed.


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08/09/2010 12:19 am  

I only have the Atlanto-Kammamorian-Shintotronic pocket edition. 😀


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christibrany
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08/09/2010 3:11 am  

in yuggothian it says here meontological is "bzz-bzzzzzzz" thats 7 zees not 6!


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